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  • Wynton announces the new Jazz at Lincoln Center 2007/2008 season

    Posted on March 8th, 2007 in Concerts | 3

    In an interview for the New York Times, Wynton announced the 2007/2008 season at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Read the complete article on the New York Times   Keep reading »

  • In the Mood for Festivals at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on March 7th, 2007 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    A theme of romance threads through the 2007-8 season for Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis, its artistic director, said in an interview yesterday.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on tour with JLCO next weeks

    Posted on March 4th, 2007 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour | 1

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis will embark on the “Songs We Love Tour, “ taking the concert throughout the United States beginning on March 13 in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall before the band returns home to conclude the tour on March 29, 30 & 31 in New York City at Frederick P. Rose Hall. “The Songs We Love Tour” will feature this critically acclaimed big band exploring the greatest arrangements of some of America’s most beloved songs including “All The Things You Are, “ “All of Me” “April in Paris, “ “Over the Rainbow, “ “‘Take the ‘…   Keep reading »

  • Making Degas and Picasso Into Jazz Stars

    Posted on February 26th, 2007 in Review | 4

    Music is like a painting that exists in time; painting is like music that exists in space. Bringing them together was the worthy goal of “Jazz and Art,” a weekend concert series inspired by the collection at the Modern Museum of Art and presented this weekend at the Rose Theater by Jazz at Lincoln Center. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra was heard under the direction of multireed player — here called “guest conductor” — Ted Nash, who normally plays alto saxophone and flute with the band.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played and spoke live for NBC Nightly News

    Posted on February 21st, 2007 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, New Orleans, TV show, Video | 1

    Yesterday night, Wynton played live from Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. He spoke with anchor Brian Williams for NBC Nightly News about the state of his hometown and the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans, on this, the second Mardi Gras since Hurricane Katrina. He closed the segment playing with Wycliffe Gordon on the trombone, Victor Goines on the clarinet, Carlos Henriquez on the bass, Ali Kackson on the drums. Here is a video-clip about the live event (Windows Media Player required)   Keep reading »

  • The World Premieres of Ted Nash’s Portrait In Seven Shades

    Posted on February 8th, 2007 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 6

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will premiere saxophonist Ted Nash‘s musical composition Portrait in Seven Shades in a concert entitled Jazz and Art on February 22, 23, 24 at Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City, depicting the influence of one art form on another. Jazz and Art will feature the world renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performing Portrait in Seven Shades, inspired by works from the permanent collection at The Museum of Modern Art, as well as other music from the history of jazz inspired by great works of art including Duke…   Keep reading »

  • Just a Couple of Guys Dressed in the Blues

    Posted on January 15th, 2007 in Review | 8

    Willie Nelson was halfway through a flinty and casually gripping guitar solo on “Rainy Day Blues” when everything clicked into place. It was his fifth song at the Allen Room on Friday night, and the bright young rhythm section onstage was finally locking in. At Mr. Nelson’s right elbow Wynton Marsalis shot the saxophonist Walter Blanding Jr. a knowing glance, one eyebrow appreciatively raised. After a somewhat tentative start, the concert hit its groove.   Keep reading »

  • Hot corporations know how to swing

    Posted on January 14th, 2007 in Profiles & Interviews | 2

    Leading a company is often compared to conducting an orchestra. But organizing a jazz band may be a more appropriate analogy. That’s because business leaders increasingly want to set free the creative juices of individuality while maintaining the discipline to make music, not noise. USA TODAY’s Del Jones went to Wynton Marsalis, 45, artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, who was named one of America’s Best Leaders in 2006 by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and U.S. News & World Report.   Keep reading »

  • Video: Wynton explains when Jazz is Killin’

    Posted on January 11th, 2007 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Video | 10

    On Jazz at Lincoln Center web site there’s a new video-clip about Wynton talking about the word “killin” in Jazz music. Download the video ad enjoy it (.m4v file – Quicktime 7 is needed to play the video).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing with Willie Nelson at JALC

    Posted on January 11th, 2007 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 3

    On January 12 and 13, Country outlaw Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis come together on two evenings in The Allen Room to demonstrate soulfully why the blues should be our national anthem. Preview tracks from the upcoming album Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis: Two Men with the Blues (to be released on July 8, 2008)   Keep reading »